Latest posts by Lyn

Bulbs in Lawn

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 18:06

Lovely for early bees Nut.

Soil for Wild flowers

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 18:05

I don't think it's as easy as it sounds, it's not....just chuck some seeds down. Monty Don done this and after a while it wasn't a success, I think he got rid of it. 

I agree with Nut, certain plants for certain soils, that's why you see only certain plants growing in one place, what's good for one is not good for another.

Unsure about growing this climber

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 17:59

You're right Hosta, I I hadn't have kept cutting it, and that's twice a year I don't know how big it would have grown, it's about 12 ft there, and it was cut down in the spring.! 

The accidental germinator

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:21

Soak them first in very hot water then try nicking with a pair of nail clippers, they only need a tiny bit nicked.

Unsure about growing this climber

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:03

Here was mine, it grows this much from the Spring when it was cut right down. It's was in throes of being cut right down again and ventually out. It will cover a shed in one season though. I like the the flowers, it's just so big. 

edited to add, it's not a climber.

The accidental germinator

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 12:02

That was lucky! Brilliant, keep them going.

Compost success!

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 11:58

Ah, I see, but if he hasn't been vaccinated, any garden soil could give him tetanus. It's not only horse muck.

Compost success!

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 10:54

There's nothing better than horse muck on the heap. I don't know what Michael means about having a cut? 

The smaller you can chop the stuff you put on the quicker it rots down. It's best to fill the bin, turn it about to get sir in, then cover it down and start another one.

we have a turn over of 2 months in the summer, and yes, full sun on it is better.

everything will rot eventually, depends how quick you want it.


Posted: 14/03/2016 at 10:48


Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 10:46

After scarifying we use Westland feed, weed and moss killer. Never needed to reseed.

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Seed ID please

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Insect ID please

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Seed head ID Please

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How pretty!

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Shrub ID please

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ID. Please

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